CPSC’s goal is to protect consumers by getting dangerous recalled products out of resale stores and off the Internet
. Re-selling recalled products is a violation of federal law.
Before re-selling products, CPSC encourages re-sellers to check its Web site, www.cpsc.gov
, to determine if the product has been recalled.
CPSC is partnering with the National Association of Resale & Thrift Shops (NARTS), the Salvation Army, state agencies, and others to alert re-sellers about recalled products, product hazards including cribs that do not meet current safety standards, drawstrings in children’s clothing, and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).
“NARTS fully supports CPSC’s outreach efforts to resale stores,” said Adele Meyer, NARTS’ Executive Director
The agency’s education campaign,
which will include safety seminars for resale store owners and employees, is part of CPSC’s commitment to protecting consumers, especially children.